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The Creature Called Man (1970)

Jaga wa hashitta (original title)
A police inspector and Olympic sharpshooter (Kayama) is assigned to protect the president of "Southnesia" from assassination.

Director:

Kiyoshi Nishimura

Writers:

Yoshihiro Ishimatsu (screenplay), Hiroshi Nagano (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Yûzô Kayama ... Toda
Jirô Tamiya Jirô Tamiya ... Kujo
Mariko Kaga ... Toda's Assistant
Nancy Sommers Nancy Sommers ... Kujo's Girl Friend
Nobuo Nakamura ... Head of N-Bussan
Chôei Takahashi Chôei Takahashi
Shigeru Kôyama Shigeru Kôyama
Daigo Kusano Daigo Kusano
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A police inspector and Olympic sharpshooter (Kayama) is assigned to protect the president of "Southnesia" from assassination.

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Genres:

Drama

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

7 October 1970 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Creature Called Man See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Toho Company See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Action, Intrigue, Shoot'em up!
10 November 2004 | by vegasiteSee all my reviews

I saw this film at the marvelous Toho LaBrea Theatre in Hollywood in 1970 and was both thrilled and impressed with the tale of two killers. One, a top policeman charged with protecting a visiting Politician who happens to be a ruthless dictator. The other, an assassin set to kill the same.

I remember the interesting juxtaposition of the two killers, sometime, indistinguishable from one another - who is right? Protecting the villain or assassinating him?

I can't imagine how the film would fare today, but 34 years ago, it was exciting, the blazing gunplay was way over the top and I've never forgotten it and it was certainly a template for many of the action films to follow.

I wonder if this is available on DVD?


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